Official Contest Rules

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW

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1. KEY DATES:

The QCC Member Activation Contest (the “Contest”) begins on June 21, 2019 at 12:01 AM ET and ends on August 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET (the “Contest Period”).

2. ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER:

The Contest is open only to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who: (i) have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry; and, , except employees (current and retired, and those with whom such persons are living, whether related or not) of the Sponsor, ., and each of their respective distributors, representatives, agents, sponsors, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other individual(s), entity or entities involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”).

3. AGREEMENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY RULES:

By participating in this Contest, you are signifying your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by these Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”).

4. HOW TO ENTER:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. There are two ways to enter this Contest: (i) enter by activating your online QCC member account (an “Online Account”) during the Contest Period; or, (ii) if you are an eligible QCC member who activated your Online Account prior to the start of the Contest Period, you will be automatically entered. To activate your Online Account: (a) visit ontario25.ca/activate; (b) email qcclub@ontario25.ca; or, (c) call 1-800-561-8657, and follow the instructions provided, which may include a requirement to submit your full name, complete mailing address (including postal code), phone number and valid email address. After Once received, follow the link within the activation email and on-screen instructions to complete set up and activate your Online Account. When all required steps of the entry process are complete, you will automatically be eligible to earn one (1) entry (an “Entry”) in the Contest. All eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules prior to the end of the Contest Period will be entered into the random prize draw. To be eligible, your Entry must be submitted and received in accordance with these Rules. At the time of entering the Contest, you will also have the opportunity to opt-in to receive promotional communications from the Sponsor. Note, opting-in to receive promotional communications from the Sponsor will not in any way whatsoever increase or otherwise impact your chances of winning in this Contest. You can opt-out of receiving promotional communications from the Sponsor at any time without impacting your chances of winning in this Contest.

5. ENTRY LIMIT AND CONDITIONS:

There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person.  If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) exceed any of the limits stated in these Rules; (ii) use multiple names, multiple identities, multiple e-mail addresses, multiple Accounts and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt the Contest; and/or (iii) disrupt or participate in the Contest in any other fraudulent or misleading way, then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The Contest Parties and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for, and accept no liability whatsoever in relation to, any late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void). An Entry may be rejected if, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, the Entry is not submitted and received in accordance with these Rules.

6. VERIFICATION:

All Entries and entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an entrant’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry and/or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with the letter and spirit of these Rules.  Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of the Contest will be the official time-keeping device(s) used by the Sponsor.

7. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST AND YOUR PARTICIPATION THEREIN AND TO INDEMNIFY THE RELEASED PARTIES AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU ALSO AGREE THAT YOUR ENTRY (AND EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT THEREOF) AND ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE RULES. THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL BEAR NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER REGARDING: (I) THE USE OF YOUR ENTRY (OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF); (II) PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITIES; (III) ANY USE, COLLECTION, STORAGE AND DISCLOSURE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION; AND/OR (IV) IF DECLARED THE WINNER, THE PRIZE (INCLUDING ANY USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE).  THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU IN THE EVENT IT IS DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT OTHERWISE FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE RULES. THIS RELEASE AND INDEMNITY SHALL CONTINUE IN FORCE FOLLOWING THE TERMINATION OF THE CONTEST AND/OR AWARDING OF THE PRIZE.

By participating in the Contest, each entrant hereby warrants and represents that any Entry he/she submits does not contain any reference to any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; and will not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party.

8. PRIZE:

There is one (1) prize available to be won, consisting of a trip for the confirmed winner and his/her guest to Montreal, Quebec (the “Prize”). The Prize includes: (i) two (2) Via Rail $250 travel vouchers (subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer); and (ii) three (3) nights hotel accommodation at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. Total approximate retail value of the Prize is $1,400 CAD.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following terms and conditions apply to the Prize: (i) the Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable and/or or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); (ii) no substitutions except at Sponsor’s option; (iii) all travel related to the Prize must be completed between September 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 (otherwise the Prize may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be forfeited in its entirety and, if forfeited, nothing will be substituted in its place); (iv) the confirmed winner and his/her guest must: (a) travel on same itinerary; (b) have all necessary documentation to permit travel; and (c) must not have any legal barrier to travel to, and return from Montreal, Quebec; (v) the costs of everything not specifically and expressly stated above as included in the Prize are the sole and absolute responsibility of the confirmed winner and his/her guest, including, without limitation: meals, transportation for the confirmed winner and his/her guest to and from the Canadian departure train station; excess baggage and other fees; and items of a personal nature (NOTE: the confirmed winner may be required to present a valid major credit card in his/her name at the time of hotel check-in to cover any incidental expenses); (vi) if the confirmed winner and his/her guest do not utilize any part(s) of the Prize, then any such part(s) not utilized may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be forfeited in their entirety and, if forfeited, nothing will be substituted in their place; (vii) Sponsor reserves the right at any time to: (a) place reasonable restrictions on the availability or use of the Prize or any component thereof; and (b) substitute the Prize or a component thereof for any reason with a prize or prize component(s) of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, but solely at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, a cash award; (viii) all travel arrangements relating to the Prize must be made through the Sponsor or its designated agents; (ix) by accepting the Prize, the confirmed winner agrees to waive all recourse against the Released Parties if the Prize or a component thereof does not prove satisfactory, either in whole or in part; (x) neither Sponsor nor any of its prize suppliers will replace any lost or stolen tickets; (xi) the confirmed winner’s guest must: (a) be a Canadian resident that has reached the legal age of majority in his/her province/territory of residence; and (b) sign and return the Sponsor’s release (by the date indicated on the release form) indicating that he/she waives all recourse against the Released Parties relating to his/her participation in the Prize (including, without limitation, any travel related thereto); (xii) any difference between the actual value of the Prize and its stated approximate retail value will not be awarded; (xiii) all characteristics and features of the Prize (and of each Prize element), except as otherwise explicitly stated above, are at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion; (xiii) precise travel arrangements are subject to space and train availability and shall be made at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion; (xiv) once booked, travel arrangements may not be changed by the Prize winner; (xv) certain blackout dates and further restrictions may apply; (xvi) the Released Parties will be in no way responsible in the event that any part of the Prize is delayed, cancelled, postponed or rescheduled for any reason whatsoever; (xvii) Sponsor is not responsible in the event a confirmed winner and/or his/her guest are unable to travel for any reason, in which case, the Prize will be forfeited and nothing will be provided in its place; and (xviii) the Sponsor reserves the right to change any of the dates and/or Prize description at its sole and absolute discretion.

9. ELIGIBLE WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:

On September, 10, 2019 (the “Selection Date”) in Toronto, Ontario at 11:00 AM ET, the Sponsor from among all eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules to select the Prize winner. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules.

10. ELIGIBLE WINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS:

The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of within three (3) business days of the Selection Date. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within three (3) business days of the Selection Date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate potential Prize winner from among the remaining eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected potential winner).

11. ELIGIBLE WINNER CONFIRMATION PROCESS:

NO ONE IS A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL THE SPONSOR OFFICIALLY CONFIRMS HIM/HER AS A WINNER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES.  Before being declared A CONFIRMED PRIZE winner, the potential winner will be required to (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid (which may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be administered online, by email or other electronic means, by telephone, or in the Sponsor’s form of declaration and release); and (b) , which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof, including any travel related thereto; (iv) agrees to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of his/her Entry or any portion(s) thereof; and (v) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner or medium whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet, worldwide and in perpetuity.

If the potential winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time; (c) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate potential Prize winner in accordance with the procedure outlined above, with the necessary amendments (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected potential winner).

12. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

All Entries become the property of the Sponsor. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.  The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.  ANYONE DEEMED BY THE SPONSOR TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE LETTER AND/OR SPIRIT OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.

The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any failure of any information to be received in connection with the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any Entry and/or other information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; (iv) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; (v) anyone being incorrectly and/or mistakenly identified as a winner or eligible winner; and/or (vi) any combination of the above.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, withdraw, amend or suspend the Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these Rules, including, without limitation, any error, problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or failure of any kind whatsoever.  Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest in any way (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, amend or suspend the Contest, or to amend these Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in these Rules, to the extent deemed necessary by Sponsor, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant, Entry and/or other information with these Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason.

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy (available at: https://ontario25.ca/privacy-code/). This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide the Sponsor or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to point of sale, television, print or online advertising and/or any instructions or interpretations of these Rules given by any representative of the Sponsor, the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules or the rights and obligations of participants, Sponsor or any of the other the Released Parties in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.  The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Ontario in any action to enforce (or otherwise relating to) these Rules or relating to the Contest.

All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned, or used under license or with permission, by the Sponsor and/or its affiliates, as applicable. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its respective owner is strictly prohibited.